First half of a lecture by Peter Lamborn Wilson. Wilson plays a few music CDs followed followed by a discussion of William S. Burroughs's book The Western Lands, Marco Polo, Caliph of Cairo, Mongol raids, Arthur Rimbaud and other topics. (Continues on 99P052)
Date 1999-06-20 00:00:00Run time 1:30:00Label / Recorded by Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
December 20, 2005
everything is permitted
Not a lecture so much as "an entertainment," Wilson plays several selections from a CD he organized with Bill Laswell. The CD, titled "Hashisheen: End of Law," is a collection of readings about the myth of an ancient Islamic sect known as The Assassins, often thought to be associated with hashish. Between listenings, Wilson comments on the sources of texts and gives some substantial background.
Apparently once difficult to find, the CD is now listed on Amazon and elsewhere.
Wilson's commentary deffinitely adds to an appreciation of this intriquing project and the myths which it brings into dynamic presence.